Dates and Location
The 2022 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will begin with dinner on Monday, July 25, 2022, and conclude following breakfast on Saturday, July 30, 2022. The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
All Arrowmen who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have their council’s approval are eligible to participate in the 2022 National Order of the Arrow Conference. All guests must register as a member of a council contingent or be a member of the conference staff.
The conference fee is $625.00 for youth and adult members who pay their total conference fee by May 31, 2022. Conference fees paid after this date will incur a late fee of $50. The fee includes five nights’ housing, 14 meals, program and support materials, registration materials, and recognition items. A complete pricing breakdown can be found with registration information.
Your local lodge contingent may have additional fees for transportation and/or other activities that may happen before or after NOAC. Please contact your local lodge contingent for more information.
To secure the youth and adult spaces desired, each council must complete the online Council Contingent Registration Form via the NOAC registration area at registration.oa-bsa.org accompanied with a nonrefundable $100.00 per-guest registration deposit. All contingent reservations must be transmitted through the local council offer and accompanied by the transmittal form.
This year, there is an option for individual adult participants who register outside of their lodge contingent. Council Scout executives must still approve these individuals’ attendance. These participants will register directly through the National OA Event Registration System (NOAERS) and will be housed in premium (hotel) housing. This option is only available for adult participants at least 21 years old.
Arrowmen can also attend NOAC virtually. The remote delegate conference fee is $75 and includes access to exclusive program activities, the same memorabilia as in-person delegates, access to a live stream of events as they happen, and an archive of programming for on-demand viewing.
Registration for those interested in staff positions is open now at registration.oa-bsa.org.
What to Pack?
All conference participants and staff are to be in full field uniform at dinner and all evening shows. For breakfast, lunch, training sessions, day time and evening activities and events, participants and staff may wear a NOAC, OA or Scout t-shirt or golf shirt with their Scout shorts or trousers during the conference.
The official field uniform is appropriate to wear at any time during the conference.
Don’t forget these items:
- Beach towel for all water activities (Towels are not to be taken from resident halls.)
- Personal water bottle(s)
- Emergency phone numbers (including work #s)
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Sun glasses
- Sun screen
- Shaving kit
- Alarm clock
In 2022, annual health and medical records (AHMR) will not be collected electronically prior to conference. Contingent leaders will be responsible for collecting AHMR forms from contingent members and bringing them to conference to be collected at check in. These forms will be kept on file during the conference and can be collected at its conclusion. The AHMR form can be found at this link. The form must have been completed after July 30, 2021.
No BSA Annual Health and Medical Record examinations will be performed by NOAC medical personnel onsite.